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Nov 19, 2012 6:00pm PST
are joined by supervisor scott wiener and board presidentid chai and today we have supervisor mark ferrell sitting in. our clerk is alisa miller. please read one and two. >> alisa miller: item 1 is a miewn operations performance item 2 is urging muni to prioritize eligible funds for maintenance. >> vice president elsbernd: do you havex >> supervisor wiener: thank you, mr. chairman. i along with supervisors farrell, and carmen chiu to hiement this for muni to maintain its vehicles and invest in the system. muni service has been deteriorating and it has to stop and it needs to stop now. muni is part of the life blood of san francisco. it carries approximately 600,000 people every day. for many people, particularly low income people, working class, people and seniors muni is often the only way to get around. given critical importance of muni to the day-to-day life the voters in '99 voted to make sure sheun's top priority is to provide safe and convenient transit service to all neighborhoods. this isn't priority two
Nov 22, 2012 1:00am PST
funds for maintenance. >> vice president elsbernd: do >> supervisor wiener: thank you, mr. chairman. i along with supervisors farrell, and carmen chiu to hiement this for muni to maintain its vehicles and invest in the system. muni service has been deteriorating and it has to stop and it needs to stop now. muni is part of the life blood of san francisco. it carries approximately 600,000 people every day. for many people, particularly low income people, working class, people and seniors, muni is often the only way to get around. given critical importance of muni to the day-to-day life the voters in '99 voted to make sure sheun's top priority is to provide safe and convenient transit service to all neighborhoods. this isn't priority two or three. it's the top priority for the system. i'm sorry to say that muni has not been fulfilling that voter mandate and we as a city -- this is not about point fingers at muni vehicles and often have no backup vehicles when they break down. when broken down we've been slow to fix them, fix them inadequately and sometimes don't bother to fix them at all
Nov 19, 2012 7:00pm PST
filled out a card. i'm going to let supervisor wiener read out the cards. one thing i would ask, after you testify, if you could then move into the overflow room. there are tvs there, you will still be able to watch and hear but we need to open up space for folks who are starting to stand. once you testify if you could please move to the other room we would appreciate that. thank you. >> supervisor wiener: thank you. we'll open up public comment. i will call cards. if there is anyone who is senior or disabled or who otherwise has kids with them, otherwise needs to go early, theedz to be accommodated, we're happy to do that. our public comment will be two minutes. when you have 30 seconds left, you will hear a soft bell informing you of that and at two minutes there will be a louder bell. so i'm going to call in order bob planthold, francisco decosta, eric woo, i believe, zel, i apologize if i mispronounce names, something that often happens to me -- paul, something rodriguez, i can't read the handwriting, sharon gadberry, fillchen -- >> i'm bob planthoalt. i served on the state strateg
Nov 25, 2012 6:00pm PST
. thank you. >> supervisor wiener: thank you. next speaker. >> my name is francisco decosta. first and foremost let me inform you that i've been following muni for the last 40 years, and i don't appreciate that while mr. risken was trying to explain something, again and again he was interrupted. that's totally uncalled for. having said that, all city, the city and county of san francisco, needs to help our youth, in whatever way they can. and you guys, who try to take that, you know, something, you all know practically nothing because you don't have a history of what muni did before. for example, we had mayor frank jordan, who took all the money that was supposed to go for buses, and he used it to buy brand new police cars. you have no idea how much money was spent on the maintenance facility in the southeast sector. and i can go on and on and on. what we need is, we have a president now, his name happens to be barack hussein obama. and here in san francisco, we need to be progressive. we need to help our youth. and you guys, who are detriment to our youth, we are warning you. if y
Nov 11, 2012 6:30am PST
aroused. i am sanded that my representative, supervisor wiener, brought this legislation without open community meetings and consulting who is affected and the residents and the nudists themselves in an open forum. instead supervisor wiener you treat local business groups as they're a plenary and that doesn't seem right to me. san francisco and growth and respect for innovation and the only city founded by prospectors. we have been a welcome home for sexual minorities for 150 years. censoring the bodies of these people would run against the course of the history and have damage to the area. i ask to you vote against the proposal. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> hi supervisor wiener and elsbernd and carmen chu. i oppose this legislation. you can't have it both ways where you say you want nudity at the fairs and the parades and the festivals, but and you don't want nudity in the castro. i have supported you on a lot of things, but i feel that this is a war on gay men. the republicans have put a war on women throughout this election, and now you're putting a war on gay
Nov 22, 2012 1:30am PST
. >> supervisor wiener: i want to clarify one thing. in terms of the history at mtc. mtc rejected the specific lifeline funding for san francisco's free muni program back in the summer, correct? >> that's correct. >> supervisor wiener: and in terms of the tpi money, the free i think everyone agrees for that but i want to be very clear that mta is not required to use the money for that purpose. mta has the discretion in terms of whether to allocate all or portions of the money to free muni program, to maintenance, to new vehicles or other operational needs. >> yeah. that's absolutely correct. the wñ?ñ? mtc considered an earr proposal, late spring/early summer, to make funds available explicitly and only for youth fare program, both here and in san josÉ. that did not get the approval of the mtc. around that same time the mta board approved our two year budget for the mta. month youth fare pilot that would provide for free fare or zero dollar fare for low income youth contingent on funding froñ mtc. the understanding at that time that it would be this funding spring/early summer that was avai
Nov 29, 2012 2:30am PST
thanks. >> supervisor wiener: thank you. next speaker. >> good morning, speakers. tenderloin youth leadership program. as part of my job i go to all high schools all over the l city recruiting kids to join the program and i hear all too much the common stories of students who can't afford to go to school, actually students that end up missing several days a year, costing the san francisco a lot of money, as we're not getting paid when they're not in school. also, so many teachers tell me how they have to take so many to help students get to school and back home to commute. it's a very unfortunate thing that i hear all too much. the 70% youth discount is just not enough. every other city provides free public transportation to and from school except this city. also, it's very difficult for a family of four to send their kids to school when they're low income and they have to send all four children to school. that becomes very, very difficult. also, some students end up not going to school because they're too embarrassed to ask for the school. we have the resources, we have the suppor
Nov 20, 2012 9:00pm PST
time whether or not to support supervisor wiener's legislation and we talked a lot about it and the discussion went on for several board meetings over the course of several months. what ended up happening is the issue kind of forced itself again on us as i think it did to you supervisor wiener and the board fully supports this legislation and i think it came down to the abuse of a small group of people imposing their nakedness essentially on the neighborhood without any kind of responsibility about what their actions were going to incur, and i think again it happened once and a while, at a straight fair and nobody had a. >> >> street fair and nobody had a problem with it and against it forced itself into the conversation of the neighborhood and as a neighborhood organization we fully support the legislation, so i will try not to be too hiker bollic but equate this with nazi germany and scott wiener is a little bit over board. thank you. >> next speaker. >> good morning. good morning ladies and gentlemen. my name is mitch hightower and live in the community and i am --
Nov 25, 2012 8:00am PST
please remove the speaker. she is violating the rules. >> and body shame -- no to scott wiener. yes to the declaration of independence. [inaudible] [applause] >> all right. next speaker please. >> supervisor wiener i cannot thank you enough for this legislation. my only complaint it's a little over due but i can't thank you enough. i am a fourth generation san franciscan. i lived in the area for 35 years and seen it through good times and bad. this is amazing situation i think. these men have turned the castro into a peep show, and we're not just an adult community. we have families in the castro, and i do not have a family. i am not from the valley. i'm not part of a clique. i'm one of the everyday citizens you mentioned in your remarks and i am appalled by this behavior and if the merchants don't realize this is affecting their business -- i have boys and we eat and shop in the cast ro. they will not bring the young people in our family to the castro and we shop and go out to dinner on 24th street because of what is happening in the castro so it's affecting the merchants
Nov 19, 2012 10:00am PST
's going to enable us to do that. we're about to do a pilot in supervisor wiener's district on church between 18 and duboce to test that concept but more judah. a little more on availability, a very permanent t part of getting our service out. we did add a number of previously unfunded operator positions to the previous budget for this current year. we have been focusing on training. we have a lot of list on the list to become operators but our bandwidth has been limited so more training in the door and on service. we're also working closely with our partners at local 258, the transport workers union, to approve -- improve attendance of operators. i think we as management have not been consistent on how we've managed that so we're partnering with them to come up with some consistent guidelines for how we do manage absenteeism and attendance. we also are looking at scheduling of the service, both generally looking at different times of year, different ways -- different kind of seasons to do a more fine grain and strategic seasonal adjustment so we don't have time, such as the week betw
Nov 25, 2012 6:30pm PST
but the community notices and we ask that you reciprocate that respect as well. >> supervisor wiener: thank you. next speaker. >> [speaking spanish] >> translator: good morning. my name is margarita, a tenderloin resident. many of us are here for your support and the free muni for youth passes. my hopes are today that you, as supervisors, will continue -- or support free muni for youth. as many of you know, or may not know, the majority of us are from low income families and the fast pass for our kids would be incredibly helpful. eliminating this additional cost would really help us in terms of having money for food and basic necessities. as low income people, as people who often live in poverty we're asking you to please support us and our children. thank you. i believe that actually everybody needs fast passes, youth, the elderly and people who are disabled. thank you. >> supervisor wiener: thankidjiñ you. next speaker. >> [speaking spanish] >> translator: good morning. my name is magdalena, i work with -- latina. i have a family with three daughters, and muni is our main source of transport
Nov 19, 2012 11:00am PST
wiener: next speaker. >> that's a tough act to follow. my name is paul, a member of the san francisco youth commission. the youth commission is -- the responsibilities of the youth commission are outlined in the charter in terms of working to identify needs of youth in the city and county of san francisco but working in collaboration with the mayor's office, supervisor and members of the community to address those needs. if you look at how transit is currently affecting youth yud know there are tremendous needs out there. increases incessant coupled with budget cuts is putting our youth further behind. we know these needs exist and we know they're obvious. we saw ed2mj[u risken present te is a 40% drop in ridership. if you needed more evidence that this is an issue youth is experiencing it's there before you. we want to emphasize on behalf of the youth commission that access to transit month should not only be privileges for those who can afford them but are a right that should be enjoyed and benefited by everybody in the city and county of san francisco. we also feel that by supporti
Nov 20, 2012 8:30pm PST
acceptance and we are a harmless group of eccentrics. a small mawpive group is controlling supervisor wiener. mr. wiener has made this bargain. if there has to be a nudity ordinance let the people of san francisco decide if they lose the freedoms in a open initiative process and whether they're for tolerance and body freedom or else kill this legislation now. this is san francisco. people all around the world consider us a beacon for acceptance and tolerance and center for free thought. this is america, land of the free. this kind of legislation can't happen here, can it? thank you. >> next speaker. >> hi i am she'lly tenny. i am a lifetime resident of the castro and i intend to raise my kids here and it's about the neighborhood and i agree with the supervisor and the captain the situation has gotten completely out of control. i want to walk down the street and buy a carton of milk without seeing someone's penis. thank you. >> next speaker. >> desmond perrado resident of castro. what marry an singleton moved she explained herself. "i can't handle this michael. i want to live some
Nov 25, 2012 7:30am PST
become a nuisance in the neighborhood. there are as supervisor wiener mentioned there are three schools in the neighborhood. sometimes those schools take the children to the muni station is right there. this has caused a lot of problems for the schools as well as i have witnessed myself the nude men walking in front and lingering around the library. this is unexcusable and the neighbors demand that something is being done, so the neighborhood association fully supports the legislation, and looks to see its enforcement. thank you. >> next speaker. >> my name is daniel gonzalez. i am seven years old and we go to new nude hot springs and festivals and naked people don't bother me and they seem like nice people. >> hello i am iian gonzalez. i go to hot springs and events. naked people do not bother me at all. they're like a dressed person. there is no difference. there is only one difference. a dressed person is warmer. i believe nudity should be legal all around the world. >> hi. i am annie gonzalez. i go to clothing optional places like hot springs and festivals. naked people do no
Nov 30, 2012 5:30am PST
wiener's wanting to bring this forward as an issue. i think that he's received a lot of commentary about it over the years. and it seems like it's one issue that yu yud want to act on. i felt if this is an,( tfç issuu act on that it can backfire in lots of different ways. i am concerned about civil rights, i'm concerned about free speech, i'm concerned about just changing san francisco's style and how we are as a city. and it's something that's very troubling to me to see that. we're a city that actually had -- the publication of city life that naked lunch came out there was a ban about that. the city looks at free speech and expression, we're a beacon of light to other places around the country and sometimes there's weirdness about how we express ourselves but i think that is what is great about san francisco. i have something teed up that i was saving for before, for chris daly when he used the f word in the board chambers but i think this is more appropriate. catch-22. and think it expresses some of the absurdity of this that we have in the backdrop of world war ii where people are k
Nov 30, 2012 7:00am PST
to thank cosponsors, campos and wiener. current city employees who would likemzjpkn to add their spouse r is taken out of their paycheck. federal government views health coverage by same sex spouses and domestidomestic -- to be taxable income. therefore they're taxed more than other city employees simply because their spouse or partners of the same gender. this discrimination in our federal tax code has cost same-sex partners thousands of dollars each year. as of july 28 of this year the latest data we have, the number of city and county of san francisco active members with same-sex domestic partners total over 350. san francisco has always been a leader in supporting our lgbt community and i'm proud to stand with that group. following the example of other municipalities such as cambridge, massachusetts and private employers such as google in the bay area who have shown leadership on this issue and stood with our lgbt community ensure that same sex domestic partners will not be burdened with these taxes anymore this is an issue ofuqjxp equal. additional tax is one of the many results of
Nov 11, 2012 7:00am PST
, but i fully opposed to mr. wiener's bill. strongly suggest that it would be nixed in committee over here and pardon my stutter and i will be a nudist as long as possible and as far as the exhibitionism is concerned i don't think it's that. i want to go to jane warner plaza and sit on the chairs there and read my book and talk to people, have some water and all that stuff. i don't go up and approach people and all that stuff, and yet i have been harassed at times. once a guy -- i was looking for shade and a guy came out of his shop and really harassed me very, very verbally. okay. thank you very much. >> thank you very much sir. next speaker. >> good morning. i am ralph and i live with my wife in woodside. i am here to ask you to vote no on this ban on nudity and i don't go to jane warner plaza myself but i support those that do. there is no property damage. there is no logical argument for the proposed ban and it comes down to one phrase "it's disgusting". i will remind you that beauty and disgust is in the eye of the beholder and what comes next. many consider obesity disgus
Nov 16, 2012 7:00am PST
are anticipating scott wiener shortly. >> better hang onto that for the first part. i will go to the next one, if i may, mr. chairman. let me take the first awardee that we'll recognize is alan ewan who is a senior of fair collection receiver in the revenue department. he has had a long and distinguished career with us at the mta. he's been here for over 18 years and is viewed by his supervisors and colleagues as a model employee and leader among his peers and subordinates. he has a long list of accomplishments, most recently he's taken on the responsibility of manage being and improving significantly the lost and found operation, which is very important as you can imagine to a lot of our users and passengers and riders. and in one year, in fiscal year 2011, over 3500 items, including things like keys, electronic items, watches, all of those things came through our system. and through alan's leadership and work, we've reduced the time that it takes to return things from 30 days to 7. so, terrific work in the revenue department. and our cfo bose is here to present alan with the award. >> thank you,
Nov 20, 2012 2:00pm PST
. supervisor olague, present. supervisor wiener, present. mr. president, all members are present. >> president chiu: thank you. ladies and gentlemen, could you please join us in the pledge of allegiance. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> president chiu: colleagues, we have board meeting minutes from october 9, 2012. approve, motion by supervisor mar, seconded by supervisor campos. those are approved. are there any communications? >> clerk calvillo: there are no communications. >> president chiu: could you read 2 pm special order. >> clerk calvillo: the policy discussion between mayor edwin lee and mrs of the board of supervisors. this week representing two even districts, districts 6 and 10. the mayor may initially address the board for up to five minutes. president will recognize the supervisor who will present their own questions sphp follow upquestions are in order as long as they do not exceed five minutes per supervisor. >> president chiu: wel
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